CNW 351 XML

Carl Nielsen

Der er et yndigt Land

A fair and lovely land

CNW 351
CNUCarl Nielsen Udgaven (The Carl Nielsen Edition. The Royal Library: Copenhagen 1998–2009) III/5, 262, 291; III/6, 307, 308, 329, 334, 394; IV/1, Add. 36
CNSCarl Nielsens Samling (The Carl Nielsen Collection, The Royal Library, Copenhagen) 289
FSDan Fog & Torben Schousboe: Carl Nielsen kompositioner. En Bibliografi. København 1965. 110, 111

Author: Adam Oehlenschläger

Carl Nielsen Edition (Editorial Texts)

Arrangement not by Nielsen:

Composition: 1923–24.

The song was presumably composed at the end of 1923. A number of sketches can be dated to December. The song survives in no fewer than eight complete versions in Nielsen's hand, all from 1924; of these, five were printed while three are known only in manuscript.

Version for piano (with text)

CNUCarl Nielsen Udgaven (The Carl Nielsen Edition. The Royal Library: Copenhagen 1998–2009) III/5, 262

Date: Between 1923 and 1924.

Instrumentation: pf.pianoforte (piano) , (voice)
Varmt og frejdigt

Der er et yndigt Land

A fair and lovely land

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Version for female/children's choir

CNUCarl Nielsen Udgaven (The Carl Nielsen Edition. The Royal Library: Copenhagen 1998–2009) III/6, 394

Date: 1924.

This version survives in manuscript only. It was sent to music dealer L. Siboni on 20 June 1924, who apparently had encouraged Nielsen to re-arrange the melody.

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Varmt og frejdigt

Der er et yndigt Land

A fair and lovely land

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Version for mixed choir

CNUCarl Nielsen Udgaven (The Carl Nielsen Edition. The Royal Library: Copenhagen 1998–2009) III/6, 308

Date: 1924.

According to the printer's manuscript this version was planned to be published on 2 June 1924.

Varmt og frejdigt

Der er et yndigt Land

A fair and lovely land

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Version for five-part mixed choir

CNUCarl Nielsen Udgaven (The Carl Nielsen Edition. The Royal Library: Copenhagen 1998–2009) III/6, 307

Date: 1924.

According to the Wilhelm Hansen's engravers' book, this version for five-voice choir was produced in February 1924.

Varmt og frejdigt

Der er et yndigt Land

A fair and lovely land

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Version for male choir

CNUCarl Nielsen Udgaven (The Carl Nielsen Edition. The Royal Library: Copenhagen 1998–2009) III/6, 329

Date: 1924.

Varmt og frejdigt

Der er et yndigt Land

A fair and lovely land

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Version for children's choir

CNUCarl Nielsen Udgaven (The Carl Nielsen Edition. The Royal Library: Copenhagen 1998–2009) III/6, 334

Date: 1924.

After the first performance of the song, this version was published in August 1924.

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Der er et yndigt Land

A fair and lovely land

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Version for voice and orchestra

CNUCarl Nielsen Udgaven (The Carl Nielsen Edition. The Royal Library: Copenhagen 1998–2009) III/5, 291

Date: 1924.

This version was apparently made on a request of the local magistrate in Skibby. Nielsen sent the score to him with a letter dated 28 January 1924.

Bredt men ikke for langsomt

Der er et yndigt Land

A fair and lovely land

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Version for brass

CNUCarl Nielsen Udgaven (The Carl Nielsen Edition. The Royal Library: Copenhagen 1998–2009) IV/1, Add. 36

Date: 1924 (?).

The only surviving source for this version is an undated draft.

Version for five-part mixed choir and orchestra (partly lost)

Date: 1924.

The only surviving source for this version is an undated sketch. However, a performance is documented in the programme for a gala concert at The Royal Theatre on 1 June 1924. A letter from Nielsen to Asger Wilhelm Hansen also refers to what must be assumed to be this version.

Instrumentation:
Choir
Orchestra

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